If there's one thing I've learned in my years as a video game consumer, it's that terrorists threats don't speed up restock. It's a lesson Colorado's Loromin Sar missed, allegedly threatening to bomb a Best Buy and shoot its employees for not having his copy of Modern Warfare 3 in stock.
According to authorities in Aurora, Colorado 31-year-old Sar was somewhat disappointed when the Best Buy in the 3500 block of North Salida Court ran out of copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.
Disappointment in such a situation is expected; I'd be furious if I missed out on a major game release after putting my money down to guarantee a copy, and I'd make damn sure the store compensated me for their alleged oversight.
What I wouldn't do, however, is ask the employees when they got off work so I could shoot them in the parking lot or threaten to level the store with explosives. Unfortunately that's exactly how police say Loromin Sar vented his frustration. The shaken Best Buy employees called the police, and Sar was pulled over shortly after leaving the store.
Here's where Aurora police detective Bob Friel got to have a little fun with the official statement. "Investigating officers issued a criminal summons to a man who threatened to carry out his own version of Modern Warfare at the electronics store. Fortunately, this situation did not end in violence." The original story does not indicate whether or not Friel paused to slip on sunglasses before delivering the comment, nor was there mention of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again". Doesn't stop me from imagining it.
Loromin Sar was issued a summons for disorderly conduct. Reporters for Colorado's 9 News knocked on his door but received no answer, so I'm guessing he got his copy of the game after all.